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Rescue, relief activities continue in flood hit areas

Latest Update: July 28, 2015 | 88 Views
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Relief and rescue operations are underway in the flood hit areas across the country.

Civil administration and army contingents are actively participating in these operations.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the Provincial Cabinet committee on Flood to take all out measures to save the lives and properties of low-lying areas along the rivers.

He said sufficient stock of necessary medicines should be available in the medical camps and additional boats be sent to the affected villages of South Punjab.

Punjab:

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority Punjab is providing three time meal to flood affectees in relief camps set up in seven flood hit districts of the province.

Relief Commissioner Punjab Nadeem Ashraf said the authority has so far provided eight thousand six hundred tents and two hundred and thirty two boats to the district administrations.

The Punjab Relief Commissioner said vaccination of livestock is also being carried out in the flood hit areas.

Sindh:

Relief and rescue operations are in full swing in the flood hit Katcha areas of Ghotki, Kashmor, Larkana, Sukkur and Khairpur in Sindh.

Our Larkana correspondent reports that more than five hundred villages of these areas have been inundated due to rising flood water in river Indus.

Chitral:

In Chitral, relief items are being air-dropped in the flood hit areas while in Gilgit Baltistan, the government has accelerated relief activities for the flood affected people.

NDMA:

Member Disaster Risk Reduction of National Disaster Management Authority Ahmad Kamal says so far one hundred and fifty six thousand people have been shifted to safer places from flood affected areas.
Talking in Radio Pakistan’s Current Affairs programme, he said besides shelter, the affected people have been provided 20,000 tons foodstuff.

He said people living at the banks of rivers have been asked to please shift to safer places in order to avoid any loss.

KPK:

Director-General PDMA KPK Amir Afaaq said different organizations are making coordinated efforts to provide shelters, clean drinking water and health facilities to the flood affected people. He said a help desk has been established by PDMA for prompt removal of grievances of affected people.